The Childcatcher (4:27)

Cover of Lycanthropy

From Lycanthropy

Patrick’s worda about the song:
,,It was a certain relationship, I was 15 at the time but I was still a child. It wasn’t like I was 6-years-old, I was 15. I was still mentally a child and the person knew I was still mentally a child. It’s hard to communicate at the time because it’s like a complicated thing, but maybe put it into the context of a child being eight-years-old or seven-years-old; it was an easy way of communicating what was actually happening. But then there’s also the other side that five years later, like 19 I wrote the second part where it comes in with the voice of the person who did the abuse, and it turns out ‘Oh come on, you know, it wasn’t so much an abuse, maybe you just weren’t ready for it. Maybe you enjoyed it?”

,,Childcatcher” was written in two eras of my life… the first half when I was a self-pitying martyr… and the second half is when I realised that I was making a victim of myself and being a whinge when the situation was not half as dramatic as I wanted it to be.”

,,That song is a discourse between a child and an adult. A person in the position of power and a person in the position of naivete. A total black and white picture, mixing together.”


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I was still a child when you caught me and tied me to your bed
you gave me shoes and pretty clothes, and i gave you what i had between my legs
Just a rite of passage, you held me down and said
"I'm gonna be your right of passage, so boy you better spread, spread em"

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